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Re: VMs: RE: Re: Kircher's Moon

"David R. Jones" wrote:

> Correct but Immanual Kant suggested it in 1755 ("Universal Natural
> History and Theory of the Heavens, or an Essay on the Constitution and
> Mechanical Origin of the Entire World-Edifice Treated According to
> Newtonian Principles"), from speculations regarding the apparent spiral
> structure.

I seem to remember reading somewhere that Kant also had an "a priori" proof
that there could only be seven planets - does anyone know if that is true?

Bruce Grant

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